Elevations prides itself on giving back to the community through the Elevations Foundation, the official charitable arm of the credit union. We give to worthy causes every year because of our commitment to provide solutions in our community. We aim to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, because we know everything comes back to helping others.
Elevations Foundation is proud to have contributed over $660,000 in community support in 2013. These donations were made up of the below areas of giving.
Elevations Flood Relief Assistance
- Within 2 weeks of the devastating floods in September, Elevations members and communities, rallying behind Elevations Foundation, delivered $390,000 in emergency relief funds earmarked for temporary housing for individuals and families displaced by the flooding. Aid agencies receiving funds included Foothill United Way, United Way of Larimer County, and Boulder County Community Services.
Scholarship Giving and Community Grants
- Elevations Foundation, along with Elevations Credit Union, provided more than $130,000 in scholarships for higher education in 2013. Each year Elevations Foundation provides needs-based scholarships to graduating seniors. In 2013 we were able to support students from the Boulder Valley School District, St. Vrain Valley School District, Jeffco Schools and the Big Thompson School District.
- Elevations Foundation provides community grants to organizations that support initiatives around early childhood development, mental health and environmental sustainability. In 2013 Elevations Foundation funded nine non-profit organizations, including Alternatives to Violence, Eco-Cycle, Second Wind Fund of Boulder County, and Veterans Helping Veterans Now.
Longmont Humane Society Challenge Grant
- 2013 brought major changes to an important community resource, the Longmont Humane Society. Elevations Foundation rallied members and the community with a challenge grant -- all funds raised would go directly to the organization. Over one month, Elevations Foundation was able to provide $63,000 in critical aid to the Society.
Everything that we were able to do in 2013 was because of our donors and supporters in the communities we serve. Thank you for a great year of giving!
Learn more about Elevations Foundation here. And, if you'd like to help support causes in your communities in 2014, consider a donation to the Foundation.